With optional 3 -- Night Paris Post Tour Extension
March 14 – 22, 2013
Double $2,849; Single $3,449; Triple $2,819
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from New York, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Travel Insurance
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees.
Nice ● Flower Market ● St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat ● Rothschild Villa and Gardens
● Antibes ● St. Paul De Vence ● Monaco ● Fréjus ● Roman Arena ● Grasse
Discover the French Riviera Itinerary
Day 1: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Overnight Flight The fabulous French Riviera awaits your arrival, complete with elegant coastal resorts, superb dining, fabulous shopping and fascinating museums. Unpack your bags just once and stay at a single hotel for your entire adventure which begins with an overnight flight to France.
Day 2: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Nice (French Riviera), France -- Tour Begins Your tour commences in the stunning Mediterranean city of Nice, long revered as the playground of the rich and famous. With an average of nearly 300 sunny days per year, Nice is a seaside paradise. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring inspired French cuisine artfully presented. (D)
Day 3: Friday, March 22, 2013
Nice -- St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat Begin your day with a tour of Nice. A visit to the local flower market, where much more than brightly colored blooms are sold, is followed by a trip to the lively seafront Promenade des Anglais and Place Massena, the town’s center of activity. Then, travel the spectacular coastline, passing the charming town of Villefranche-sur-Mer east of Nice. In St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat, called the crown jewel of the French Riviera, you visit the impressive Rothschild Villa and Gardens. This seaside palazzo overlooks the Mediterranean and boasts seven themed gardens. (B)
Day 4: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Antibes -- St. Paul de Vence Travel first to charming Antibes to enjoy the typical Provencal market and explore this ancient port town. Next is St. Paul de Vence, situated atop a hill overlooking the beautiful countryside. This walled medieval town is filled with historic buildings, hidden alleyways, fabulous restaurants and many specialty shops. As you explore, soak in its distinctive light, said to have inspired Matisse, Braque, Chagall and many other artists. (B, D)
Day 5: Sunday, March 24, 2013
Monaco A tour of Monaco will introduce you to the famous Casino of Monte Carlo, the Place des Armes, Prince’s Palace, Avenue des Beaux Arts, and the Cathedral of Monaco, where Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace are buried. A highlight of your visit to Monaco is the fascinating Oceanographic Museum which was founded in 1910 by Prince Albert I, who personally collected many of the marine artifacts on display. The museum building itself is a masterpiece of architecture not to be missed. (B, D)
Day 6: Monday, March 25, 2013
Nice -- Day at Leisure Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore romantic Nice on your own. Stroll by the shore, linger in an elegant café, or peruse the local shops…the choice is yours! Or, you may choose to purchase an optional excursion to St. Tropez and the popular resort town of Cannes, complete with a delightful cruise around the yacht-filled bay. (B)
Day 7: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Fréjus -- Saint-Raphaël Delve into history as you travel to the town of Fréjus, once site of a major naval port established by Julius Caesar in 49 B.C. See the remains of the Roman Theatre and Amphitheatre. Then, there’s time to discover this historic location on your own and enjoy the bustling market day in this typical French town. Cross the river Pédégal to Saint-Raphaël, where Napoleon and his forces arrived by ship from Egypt. Once a sleepy fishing village, Saint-Raphaël is now a modern resort town with broad seaside promenades and a lovely old town. (B)
Day 8: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Grasse -- Nice Learn the secrets of perfume making with a tour of the Fragonard Parfumerie in Grasse, where fragrant formulations have been prepared since 1782. Spend time soaking up the atmosphere of this charming town. Visit the new museum dedicated to the artist Fragonard and the Museum of Provencal Costume. Spend this afternoon back in Nice to catch up on any last-minute shopping. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip. (B, D)
Day 9: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Nice -- Tour Ends Depart for home with many wonderful memories of your vacation to the Cote d’Azur. (B)
To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing Collette airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.
Please note that single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.
Book Now rates valid until Sept. 20, 2012, valid on air inclusive packages only.
Air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.
Included Meals Key:
B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Extend Your Vacation With
Optional 4 Days 3-Night Paris Post Tour Extension
Rate: $899.00 USD per person, double, land only
3 Meals: 3 Breakfasts
Day 9: Nice -- TGV Train -- Paris
Leave the French Riviera behind and board the modern and comfortable high speed TGV train to Paris. Enjoy the sensation of riding one of the world’s fastest trains as you watch the scenery of Provence and the Loire pass by your window. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore the city of Paris on your own.
Day 10: Paris
Spend your day at leisure exploring the “City of Light.” Enjoy the use of your hop on-hop off sightseeing pass over two full days to see such sights as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Place Vendome and the Eiffel Tower. Or perhaps visit one of the nearby attractions such as Giverny or Louis XIV’s glorious Palace of Versailles – your friendly hotel concierge will be happy to assist. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 11: Paris
Enjoy another day at leisure to pursue individual interests. You may want to stroll the elegant Champs Elysees, visit the Louvre and Orsay museums, take a cruise on the River Seine or simply watch the world go by from a sidewalk café. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 12: Paris -- Tour Ends
Today breakfast will be included.
This extension is hosted by local representatives who will provide all included services.
A minimum of 3 passengers is required for this extension to operate.
Approximate travel time on the TGV train is 5¾ hours. Transfers are included from the hotel to the train station in the French Riviera and the train station to the hotel in Paris; and from the hotel to the airport in Paris. Luggage handling on the TGV train is not included. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request.
● Explore the impressive Rothschild Villa and Gardens, a seaside palazzo overlooking the Mediterranean
● Walk through a local flower market in Nice and take in all the wonderful fragrances of the French Rivera
● Explore the fairytale principality of Monaco and enjoy a visit to the fascinating Oceanographic Museum
● Visit the village of Gaasse, world center of perfume-making
● Visit the Roman ruins of frejus
● Explore the towns of Antibes and St. Paul de Vence